Just came back from the Dominican Republic, where I went with my wife to join my sisters and my parents in celebrating my little brother’s 50th birthday.
He wanted to have a completely different birthday than anybody else, and he been the creative person he is, he decided to marry his love for music with the event and celebrated his birthday with a concert.
In other words, he regaled everybody that attended his party with a concert where he and three other musicians played five songs; one for (and from) each decade of his life.
It was an extremely memorable and emotional birthday…
One of the musicians was my nephew Sebastian Mueses, playing Bass.
I am so incredibly proud (as his father is) of how breathtakingly talented he is. I believe that he will achieve impossible heights.
They played Jazz versions and arrangements of Stayin’ Alive (Bee Gees, 79), Is there Anybody Out There (Pink Floyd, 89), Spiritual (Josh Hayden, 99), Suffering (Lars Daniels, 2009) and finally Mild (Jakob Bro, 2019).
The other musicians (Sebastian’s friends) were of the same caliber and the night was filled with music to the delight of all of us attending.
At the end of the night, my brother’s sister-in-law made an incredible gesture. She decided to sing a few songs in his honor. None of the songs were rehearsed and these talented guys were able to perform flawlessly.
As birthday’s go, this one was so unique, that I am sure that none of the people that were there that night are ever going to forget it.